Holmen1 (1670) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske, DSJT på Cardinal nov-13: den vanlige juleølaroma og -smak: litt (karamell)malt og noe krydder . Smaken er søtlig med de nevnte elementer. God munnfylde, men ellers uinteressant.
hravnsvarte (5) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle bought at systembolaget in Kungsbacka 15 november 2013. Amber slightly body with huge diminishing lively head. Aroma: raisins, rum, saffron buns (Lussebullar), coriander and hint of tangerines. Gives me the warm cosy Christmas feeling. Taste: bun dough, sage, marmalade, cardamom and orange peel. Makes me longing for X-mas, warm and nice. It just gets better and better! Jingelbells, jingelbells!!
HoppyBudgie (566) - SOLA, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber orange with white head. Spicy aroma dominated by coriander. Flavor sweet malt, hops, fruit, and hints of coriander and citrus. Medium body and ok finish
Snegurochka (331) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle kindly shared by Rune@Post Holiday Rating session 3.Jan.2012. Thanks!! Amber slightly body with huge diminishing frothy head. Aroma: raisins, rum, saffron buns, coriander and hint of tangerines. Gives you the warm fuzzy Christmas feeling. Taste: bun dough, sage, marmalade, cardamom and orange peel. Makes me happy, warm and well. It just gets better and better! Pure pleasure...
Cunningham (3650) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Hazy brownish color with a off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet and spicy.
Palate: Medium body. A bit sweet and a light bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Surprisingly mild sweetness. Fruity, spicy and some vanilla.
Overall impression: Tasty beer, but a bit to flat.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.
berlinoise2go (545) - NORWAY - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (50cl). Slightly hazy amber colour. Inch-thick offwhite head that sticks to the side of the glass, leaving some lacing. Sweet and spicy aroma with yeast, cookies, caramel, coriander, bitter orange marmalade. Medium body, soft carbonation, refreshing mouthfeel. Taste is predominantly bitter and spicy, balanced by a mild sweetness. Finish is dry with orange peel and some cardboard associations. Despite the dryness the beer still has a decent xmas factor, thanks to the spices.
Benfi (406) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer poured amber and hazy. Its head was quite large and white. Aroma was spicy and malty. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were spices, malts, citricness, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was spicy and bitter.
magnuskjensen (12) - - DEC 15, 2012
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Shared bottle at Christmas beer tasting 15.12.12
Hazy golden color.
aroma is dominated by cardamom and give associations to sweet buns.
tastes spicy from cardamom and coriander, there is some hops here as well, hint of chicken soup.
tfredvik (796) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, medium amber body with a small, off-white head that laces the glass somewhat. Strong, sweet and fruity aroma with notes of overripe orange and spices, also pine and prunes in the back. Complex and pleasant aroma that is crisp and refreshing but at the same time sweet, but the sweetness is not that caramel sweetness that very often can be found in christmas beers. Moderate sweet and very light citric acidic taste, the finish is moderate bitter. The flavours are the same delicious blend of refreshing citrus and spices as in the aroma. Very pleasant mouthfeel, medium plus body, smooth and oily texture, soft carbonation, light dry finish. One of the best christmas beers I’ve had this christmas!
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year 8 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]
RuneStumo (1872) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
06.12.2012. 0,5l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Leirvik. Dark golden colour with white head. Aroma of malt with heavy notes og spices and hops. There is also sweetness. The spises are very heavy. Lots of orange and Kardemomme. Strong and good beer with medium body and good bitterness.
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